Wild & Crazy Drinks for Spring Break

At Daily Mom, we know that “alone time” is few and far between, as is the idea of a vacation or letting lose. But we also know that sometimes, it’s just gotta’ happen! If the kids are home for Spring Break, use it as an excuse to clock out a bit once Daddy comes home from work, and enjoy our latest wild & crazy drink recipes!

Spring Break Drink Recipes

Are you looking to step outside the metaphorical box of normality? Are you craving something different? You’ll love our first top-choices for recipes featuring Ole Smoky MoonshineOle Smoky is the first federally licensed distillery in the history of East Tennessee. This ain’t your grandpappy’s bootleg whisky–these drinks are deliciously amazing with so many flavor options available from strawberry, to apple pie, to pineapple!

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Moonshine Cherry Amaretto:

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Hayseed Manhattan:

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Redneck Lemonade:

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Not a moonshine-drinking kind of gal? We’ve got some more favorites that we’ve compiled, each with their own, unique and fun twist sure to excite your taste buds after a long day of mommy duties.

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Fresh & Skinny Margarita:

  • Kosher salt
  • 2 oz tequila
  • 1/2 oz Grand Marnier
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1 tsp agave nectar

Summertime Beer:

  • 1 can thawed pink lemonade concentrate
  • 12 oz water
  • 12 oz vodka
  • 12 oz beer
  • *makes a pitcher

Recipe c/o PJ’s Kitchen 

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Berry-Cranberryrita (Sangria):

  • 1 cup cranberry/blueberry juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 bottle of dry red wine (Merlot or Shiraz is our pick!)
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • fresh blueberries (optional)
  • sliced oranges (optional)
  • sliced limes (optional)
  • *makes 1 pitcher

Recipe adapted from Better Homes & Garden Online

Springtime Tart Gin & Juice:

  • 1 1/4 oz dry gin
  • 1/4 oz lime juice
  • Top with soda water to taste


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Pear Mojito:

  • 2 oz white rum
  • 2 oz pear nectar or fresh pear juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1.5 tbsp simple syrup
  • mint leaves to float and garnish (4-8)
  • club soda or Pellegrino

Recipe adapted from Rum Therapy 

Every Mommy out there needs some down time; a time to escape the dirty diapers and constant demands. Next time you’re able to step away, give these new and fun drink mixes a try. Get a small group of girls together to discuss a recent best selling book, sit in a hot tub, or have a girl’s movie night while your husband takes the kiddos out to dinner and ice cream. You deserve to celebrate Spring Break too!

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Like learning new drink mixologies?
Check out this post on 3 Bubbly Favorites for Valentine’s Day

(Hint: it involves lots of champagne!)

Photo Credits: Moonshine Jars & Cherry Amaretto: The Memoirs of Megan |Main Photo & Hayseed Manhattan: Ole Smoky Moonshine | Margarita: Kenn Wilson (CC) | Sangria @ Sunset: Some-one-else (CC) | Mojito: François (CC) | Girls with drinks: The Art of Making A Baby

Megan lives in Michigan with her husband, daughter, and son. Her days are spent hanging out and doing family projects on her real-life farm, and spending time on the Great Lakes. She loves swimming, celebrity gossip, University of Michigan and Denver Broncos football, trashy reality TV, and writing. In addition to being a Mommy and self-proclaimed urban-farmer, she owns a photography business located in Southeast Michigan, Memoirs Photography, and is a partner in a niche Michigan wedding photographer team called Mulberry & Sage.

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